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going on at the greyhound bus station. state police training exercise. also begins, you know, we were trying to understand why the state police were handling this when they have the city of the richmond police. that is because they were there and this was their training operation. they were in the midst of the practical application of training. this is where you go to make contact with people. try to identify if they are armed or have drugs on them. the trooper approached the individual to see if the person had a gun. the person did indeed have a gun and pulled it out and fired at the trooper. the trooper getting hit directly in the chest. if you were watching at 4:00, sources were confirming that the trooper died. virginia state police holding a press conference and they were not saying that the officer died. they said he has been taken to the hospital with the life threatening injuries. that is
the trooper was taken to the hospital with the life threatening injuries. the suspect shot and killed. con symp that the gunman is dead. two other people were shot. we're told by the virginia state police. they have also been taken to the hospital, civilians. plethora of the latch there on the scene in richmond. united states marshals, a.t.f., f.b.i. on the scene. virginia state police handling the investigation. they are in the process of interviewing witnesses. the greyhound bus station in richmond is shut down while this investigation plays out. that is what we know so far. leon: thank you. we'll let you get back to it. keep us posted to let us know if you learn something new. you were fortunately, scenes like what happened in richmond are too common in the area. in the past six weeks we have had to report to you on deaths of four officers, shot, killed in line o
february 10, mark logston and patrick daley gunned down at panera bread. most recently officer jacai colson, the prince george's county killed by friendly fire on march 13. richard reeve is going to richmond and we will go to him the moment he gets there. news chopper 7 a few minute away. we'll stay on top of the story and bring you updates on the active situation. as we learn details right here. alison: all right. moving on now for the second time in a week, a violent crime at a metro station. this time, a newspaper vendor is accused of stabbing a person after an argument. it happened in the morning rush outside the addisson road station in capitol heights. stephen
now. any progress in the search for the suspect? >> not at this point. this went down in front of the addison road station. he chased down another man and stabbed him repeatedly. the newspaper man is on the run. a >> the violent attack as the commuters poured poured in the addison road metro station. the man allegedly chased down another man walking away and stabbed him repeatedly. >> horrible. >> the two had some disagreement. the newspaper man threw down his papers tore off his vest and charged the victim. he allegedly tackled the man leaving him on the ground, bloodied and in critical condition. the regular commuters say the express newspaper man is a familiar face. >> we see him a lot. get the newspapers and stuff. >> another violent incident just days after the fatal shooting of the
the deanwood metro station has some computers worried and wondering what can be done to stop the violence. >> that is crazy. unfortunate. i'm so sorry. >> the 24-year-old victim spent the day in surgery. his condition has been upgraded from critical to stable. there are surveillance cameras around the metro station. apparently they caught this go down this morning. reporting live, stephanos. leon: at least seven people are hurt after the powerful storms left a powerful devastation in the south. the worst of it is in tulsa, oklahoma. >> i saw debris flying every which way across the street and through the backyard. final to go. >> going around. leon: the national weather service says one tornado there touched down and l
several times as it moved across oklahoma. serious damage reported across the deep south in mississippi and alabama. around here, we are getting a dose of warm air. along with a little rain to go with it. chief meteorologist doug hill keeping an eye on that for us. tonight, a chance of the storms long like? doug: tomorrow morning we have a chance of a few isolated thunderstorms but nothing to extend of what we saw in the southern plains. that system will lose a lot of the punch. looking to the cloudy skies looking life at the great school in fairfax. temperatures across the area are in the lower 70's. check out the 5:00, number. 73 in manassas and reagan national. andrews. 74 in fredericksburg. cumberland at 72 degrees now. due to southerly winds. the sunshine. this is all the dynamic at the strong winds at the surface and the atmosphere. drawing in the warmer temperatures. wind gusts recently to 30 miles per hour at the reagan national. 33 at b.w.i. thurgood marshall. you see the 20 to the
continue through the evening. the rush hour and mid-morning. chance of another cold front that will pass through the area. get ready for the much colder air to move in for the weekend. tell you numbers and the timing of that change coming up in a few minute. radar data and the storm watch weather phone.
[brief pause in captioning] >> outside the vehicle and they will check the tires. even look underneath the hood. we are told that the explosive training material was found in the engine block area. a place we are told it would have been difficult to see unless you are mechanic. loudoun county parents say they bar shocked after learning that explosive training material had been found on a school bus. >> it a very scary. alarming for some was that the students had been riding the bus for two days before it was discovered. in an e-mail that went out to the parents and the staff member last night it states explosives training material was in a "benign state and could not be activated through normal operation of the bus." >> the state that it is in, you have to have a blasting cap or something to make it explode. that is not the case.
>> first to get to know the schools in case we have an active shooter or some kind of emergency like that. >> says the bus was in service monday and tuesday serving rock ridge high school, buffalo trail, elementary school and pinebrook elementary school before it was discovered by maintenance worker on wednesday in a routine check. some parents don't think it's concerning -- >> i trust the school. they said it was, it couldn't have hurt anybody. >> others admit the reaction might not be the same if the child was on the bus. >> i would probably feel different about it. >> we are also told that the students who ride this particular bus that we are talking about were contacted individually throughout all of this as well. in loudoun, diane cho, abc7 news. leon: thank you. new developments now in the john geer shooting case. prosecutors will be allowed to tell the jury that officer adam torres was angered over his failing marriage at the time of the shooting. according to pro
was pulled off-duty three times. he even had an argument on the phone with his wife as he drove to gore gear's house the day of the shooting. geer was shot outside his home after surrendering with standoff with police. torres charged with second-degree murder. alison: authorities looking for a man known for making counterfeit federal badges. roberto was indicted in october for making fake c.i.a., f.b.i., and homeland security credentials. he is believed to be living in germany. but has sold batches online to people in the u.s. one of them was used in early 2014 at the reagan national airport by a man trying to access a secure area. leon: several key roads and a metro station all shut down tonight in the district. part of the safeguards in place for the nuclear security summit. the restrictions made the life for those who live near d.c. convention center more challenging. tom roussey live in mobiletrak7. tom, no parking, no driving.
around there. how are the folks who live in area getting around? >> well, it is not easy for some. i got to tell you. let me show you how the traffic looks right here. we are not in shaw. we are in downtown. this is difficult going getting around right now. in mobiletrak7. as we make a right turn you see example of the traffic we are returning into. isn't that lovely there. we are seeing it all over downtown. the reason these streets are so bad, they are always bad in rush hour. the reason they are bad today is there are a lot of streets you can't drive on or park on at all. folks in the neighborhood where the streets are shut down. we want to see how they are coping. we went to shaw to find out. >> we spent time at tenth and n in shaw talking to the folks who walk by. it was easy. everyone was walking by. >> it's difficult to get parking around here. yeah. >> you can't park or drive.
away. >> rough. >> not good if you are a deer delivery man used to park outside the business you are delivering to. >> i would park on ninth and detroit it off in front of the store. we talk two plus blocks back and forth in my truck. >> brian dixon has to do it repeatedly. folks are having to walk all kind of things around from ladders to suitcases. >> lug the bad boy around. >> imagine flying to town for the first of visit to d.c. and then seeing this when you arrive. >> i had no idea what was going on. that is why i thought i'd ask to make sure i hadn't booked a room in the wrong part of town. >> many live and work in shaw say this is certainly not the first time d.c. has hosted a major world event. so they can handle it. >> it's weird. i will be gone in a few days. >> not really a problem for me. and most of us. we just take it in stride. >> back out here live. we are on 12th street. you can see it is a mess. you can see the reason to
right, police are blocking so many streets like new york avenue right there. reporting live in mobiletrak7. tom roussey, abc7 news. leon: thank you. mess out there. now we turn to the new developments in the war on terror. officials at the brussels airport say that airport will be ready to reopen this weekend. there have been no flights into or out of it since last week's suicide bombings. officials say the temporary check-in at the security stations are set to go now. when the airport does open it will be at one-fifth normal capacity. personal mant repairs will be taking months to complete. still ahead here, search for answers after a state trooper is shot, critically hurt in training exercise in richmond. several others hurt as well. we'll bring you updates on the situation as we learn them. >> noah recognized that drunk drivers are really domestic terrorists. alison: plus, upping the pressure. the fight for noah's law. as maryland's g
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alison: it was a big moment today for the u.s. women's soccer. leon: five of the top players who filed a federal complaint claiming that there is a huge pay disparity between the men and the women's teams. alison: brandi hitt has more. >> the 2015 fifa women world cup champions. now lloyd, hope solo and three other high-profile teammates feel they should be compensated fairly. filing a federal complaint with the equal opportunity commission. tweeting historic moment. proud of the strength of the team. >> we continue to be told we should be grateful, just to have the opportunity to play professional soccer. >> appearing on "the today show" they cited the contribution to the u.s. soccer revenue. >> made $16 million from this team. the
million loss. >> the women players say when the salary is broken down with the potential game bonuses they make $363,600 to nearly $5,000 a game. the men make $6,000 to $7,000 a game. >> the sports world is taking notice of that but there is a way to go. >> the similar fire storm exploded in the tennis world. with a statement from major director about the women players -- >> they ride on the coattail of the men. >> the soccer federation says our efforts to be advocates for women soccer are unwavering, adding we are committed to and engaged in a new collective bargaining agreement. >> it's unclear how long it may take to rethe complaint but it comes before the summer olympic games in brazil where the u.s. women team competing for the fourth straight gold medal. brandi hitt, abc7 news, los angeles. alison: stray puppies are credit for leading animal service officers to their mother as she wa
found. look! severely underweight, no food or shelter. with a bowl of dirty water. they were confiscated and she is on the way to recovery. the previous owner facing charges. princess and her puppies are up for adoption. if you are interested. this is at montgomery county animal services. i don't think it will take long. leon: no. get them to a home with somebody who will give them some love. alison: they do. sweet. it's nice out there today. >> yeah. last day of march. it feels like spring again. give it a couple of days and it if feels like late summer again. we will keep you updated on what will happen. this is the national institute of standard and technology before sunrise. we went from clear skies to mostly cloudy k
region today. every now and then the sun would come out. most of the warming we experienced due to the strong continuous winds out of the south and southwest. 69 degrees in gaithersburg right now. this has been the story. the winds. sustained winds now between 10 to 25 miles per hour. the gusts are ten miles per hour, 12 miles per hour stronger than that. it's the winds that are driving in the warm air. this is the temperatures we wound up here. about 20 after 5:00 on thursday an. 73 degrees at reagan national. andrews and manassas. 71 in hagerstown. 73 in cumberland. charlottesville. 70 degree. 73 in andrews. 74 in annapolis. the air is turning cooler to the west. this cold front is still way far to the west. the warmer air in the east. 78 reported in virginia beach. live doppler, watching a few showers. most of them will stay well northwest of the metr
hagerstown. southern pennsylvania. we expect later this evening a few more areas of showers to make across the mountains. we will see isolated showers. tomorrow afternoon the cold front had come through. the cold front themselves. plenty of shower and storms. the state of mississippi, a little's of west tennessee under tornado watches. behind that in pink are the severe thunderstorm watches. the same over middle tennessee. there will be a chance of thunderstorms tomorrow morning and the afternoon when the cold front passes through the area. check the future cast. we have a couple models of the future cast. they all have similar timing but a little different details. the truth of what will happen is in between. for example, 1:00 in the
showers here. heavier showers in area toward richmond. other models show the rain holding off until a little bit later in the morning. 3:00 or 4:00. by 9:30 or so, most of rain is north and west of the metro area. another operational model has it in the metro area by then. somewhere in between the two. but the trend is certainly the same with the multiple lines of showers with the isolated thunderstorms even to 3:00 in the afternoon. moving through. then finally the front moving through. the winds will clear. there is one added area that we have to keep an eye on for saturday morning. the front will be to the east. we could see rain coming up south and east of the city. briefly saturday morning before things clear out. a look at the forecast. tomorrow near 80. with showers, thunderstorms, warm and breezy weather. a little sunshine at times. as we look to tomorrow evening, the nats have a preseason game with the twins at the nats park. weather will be perfect. 70's and sunshine. it will turn cooler on saturday.
then colder and in the 40's on tuesday. up and down, up and down. alison: keeps it interesting i guess. thank you. leon: all right. something else that is interesting the breaking story we're following this hour. we are still on top of it, folks. still ahead. we are learning new information about the shooting at richmond where the state trooper has been shot. we will have an update for you. >> first, the fight to crack down on drink driving in maryland. message from the family of noah leotta as a law named for fallen officer is
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message. alison: six months after a hit-and-run crash killed a united states marine, investigators are renewing their push to find the driver. corporal farrell was hit after stopping on the side of route 15 in thurmont to help a stranded driver in a storm. for the first time authorities released the photo. this is the damaged truck. they believe the heavy duty truck with a trailer behi it hit him. leon: the message in annapolis, supporters of noah's law ratcheted up pressure on lawmakers there. the legislation is awaiting final action to be sent to the governor. maryland bureau chief brad bell was there as noah leotta's father said it's good but not good enough. >> the statehouse fight for noah's law has bee
memory. the charge led by the father of fallen montgomery county officer noah leotta. >> he was struck by a drunk driver. ultimately died from the injuries. >> the house and the senate passing version of the law expanding use of the breathalyzer ignition interlock to all drunk drivers not just repeat offenders and the most drunk. advocates believe the house version riddled with loopholes. the senate version requirings everyone arrested for drunk driving get one of these that they have to blow in before they start the car. the house version allows for someone to refuse to take the test and have suspension of the driver's license rather than get the interlock. as the house and the senate race to reconcile the bill before th
adjourns april 11, the advocates are again speaking out. >> noah recognized that drunk drivers are really domestic terrorists on the road. all over america. killing 10,000 people a year. >> it will go to a conference committee made up of delegates and senators. they have a week and a half to iron out the differences. alison: coming up tonight at 6:00, maryland bureau chief brad bell goes one-on-one with governor larry hogan. he is going to tell you the candidate in race for president that he is sick of. tune in for that. ahead at 5:00, what is happening inside nuclear talks that shut down key roads in the district? jennifer: we have a virginia state trooper in the hospital with life-threa
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breaking news out of richmond. a gunman opens fire at greyhound bus station. jennifer donelan following the breaking story for us from the live desk in the newsroom. jennifer: the official word is the trooper was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries and the trooper's family is en route to the hospital. we have video to show you. broke out at 2:45 at the greyhound bus station near downtown richmond. a busy station. sources explaining that the virginia state police were on the scene at the bus station conducting a training exercise. practical application of things they learned in the classroom, how to approach somebody, find out whether or not they are carrying a gun, find out whether or not they have drugs on them. from what we have been told by the sources the trooper approached the individual to find out if he had a gun. that suspect did have a gun. pulled it out and shot the trooper in the
this is why we have grave injuries for the trooper. the suspect was shot. other troopers were on the scene. the suspect dried of the injuries. two other civilians, residents, whether they were travelers we don't know. they were also shot. taken to the hospital. they are wounded, non-life threatening injuries. abc7 news has a crew literally minutes away from arriving on scene. we hope to hear from them soon. that is the latest from the newsroom. alison: jen, thank you very much for that. we'll check back in with you shortly. for days we have been warning you about the tight security around d.c. convention center because of the nuclear security summit. we have a live picture from mobiletrak7. it shows the traffic resulting from all the tight security down there. we have roads shut down. metro station is closed. military equipment is out there in plain view. all of this to protect world leaders as they discuss protecting the world from nuclear wea
dianne gallagher updates their process. reporter: for the fourth time, 660 world leaders gather in washington, d.c. for the nuclear security summit. president obama launching initiative six years ago with the hopes of creating a world free of nuclear weapons. but in 2016 goal seems far away. nowhere was it more apparent than the meeting with the japanese prime minister and the south korean president. >> we are united in our effort to deter and defend against north korean provocations. reporter: provocations like launching missiles and conducting the fourth nuclear test in january which claim was a hydrogen bomb making south korea and japan ank. should it choose to undertake another provocation it is certain to find itself facing tougher sanctions. >> a special concern is the progress of the north korea nuclear and missile capability, direct and great threat. reporter: a threat that president obama hopes china will help alleviate. one of the topic under
chinese president. the relationship on security is often strained between u.s. and china, obama feels positive that inroads were made when they agreed on tougher sanctions. still looming is the security challenges posed by the extremist group behind deadly attack in france, belgium, pakistan, turkey and how to prevent them from getting hands on nuclear materials. looming large is russia not attending the summit. which nevertheless continues here tomorrow. alison: for the tight security we have a list of the road closures and the restrictions on our website wjla.com. leon: the man charged with shooting a 9-year-old d.c. boy will remain in custody at least until his next court hearing. kenneth parker arraigned this morning after a grand jury indicted him for the october 2014 shooting of jaydan stancil. he will be back in court next wednesday. that is stancil on the screen. he survived the shooting but he will continue to
years to come. leon: former university of virginia lacrosse player serving time for murder says he is eld unlawfully. a judge -- held unlawfully. a judge heard from the new attorney who argued he had ineffective counsel when he was accused of killing his ex-girlfriend yeardley love in 2010. another hearing set for a week from today. ahead at 5:00, staking a tough look at turf. the school districts with the lawsuits trying to clean them up. alison: look at the progress made at the african-american museum. and the smithsonian's plan to include bill cosby in an exhibit. leon: uh-oh. and new at 6:00 tonight, ticking off a series of road projects in virginia. that's coming up tonight.
doug: looking like the first week of april will look like summer but feel like spring. we have the highs of 80. breezy and the morning rain possible. cloudy and 63 in the afternoon. 45 to 50 with the sunshine on sunday. what about next week? warmer on monday. tuesday is chilly, 40's for high. then we will start a low warmup through the 50's and closer to average. stay with us. "abc7 news at 5:00" returns in a minute.
alison: the sit sewnian plans to acknowledge the sexual assault allegation against bill cosby at the african-american museum. leon: cheryl conner updates the progress at the museum. cheryl: the african-american museum is look ready for the public. six more monthstants doors will open. displaying 3,000 items on the first day. >> chuck berry cadillac. >> they are looking at the unique design next to the monument. the director of the museum sels the sexual assault allegation against bill cosby will be included. >> we ha
museum. >> i am coming over to the evidence and what has happened. cheryl: the visitors will realize hi legacy has been damaged by the allegations. >> i'm not saying it's right. until he is found guilty, it shouldn't be included. cheryl: a spokesperson says what is included is a way to show the contribution to entertainment. they are still in the process to finalize labels. set to open september 24. national mall, cheryl conner, abc7 news. >> united, never be defeated. leon: just ahead at 5:00, thousands of airport workers nationwide walk off their
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alison: new concern about the playing fields in montgomery county after a lawsuit claims that the company selling them knew they were bad. kevin lewis is live to explain the story. >> this could turn into a larger problem for the company accused of shoddy work. this lawsuit claims field turf usa defrauded three california school systems knowingly selling them defective synthetic turf. >> you have breaking, splitting, thinning of the fibers. >> they say when the field began to erode, they refused to hold up the warranty.
something that look like a football field you are running on something that looks like a putting glean that tends to be slicker for the players. >> he has local implications because montgomery county public schools used the field turf usa to install synthetic turf at six high schools. this photo in 2014 by the parents coalition of the montgomery county appears to show the fiber sledding at the walter johnson high school in bethesda. but mcps says so far they haved no issue with their work. >> most school district in most region of the country don't have extra money around these days so to pay for something twice when you should only pay for it once is something that will get a lot of demonstrators. >> field turf usa remains
of the warranties. that said, the lawsuit in california is claiming damages of $9 million. kevin lewis, abc7 news. alison: lawmakers in maryland are considering a bill to expand paid family sick leave in the state. it would require most employers to offer paid employees seven sick days every year. supports say taking time off is important for those who work in the food industry. >> you hear about the chipotle and outbreak at the restaurants and what happens when sick workers come to work and spread the germs. spread the illnesses to customers and the coworkers. alison: critics offer it should be an employer's choice. and that they should consider that when they apply for a job. >> a lot of folks are sick and are to leave now
driving through traffic in downtown d.c. a mess out there. jamie sullivan watching that. jamie: they are about to get sick once they are sitting in the traffic. two, three, one miles per hour. it's heavy. on the waze map the areas that show the red and the white stripes are the closure around the convention center. we are seeing the big delays in d.c. heads up for those coming in or leaving. live look in virginia. 66. there was an earlier accident. that is why it's heavier than later. in the teens right now getting past the beltway. slowing on 395 to 23 miles per hour. to get from the 14th street bridge continuing closer to the mixing bowl. the northwest corner is not so slow near tysons but closer to the american
270 is clear to germantown. that is a look at traffic. back to you. leon: thank you, jamie. coming up tonight just ahead at 6:00, new traffic project in virginia. vdot going to plan delays in several areas. new details tonight. getting the answers about the future of maryland. sit down one-on-one interview with larry hogan new at 6:00. alison: we have breaking news right now on the capitol visitor center shooting incident from earlier this week. the man at the center of the confrontation has been charged. 66-year-old larry dawson of tennessee charged with assaults a federal law enforcement officer with a dangerous weapon. he is accused of pointing a pellet gun a
hospital. leon: the weather, not bad today but heading in a bad direction for the next few hours. the big changes are coming. doug: we start with a look at the temperatures. reagan national airportment 73. southwest winds at 20 miles per hour. it's very little sunshine. the latest numbers in. 74 at the naval air station. 72 in leesburg. these are the wind gusts in the past 20 minutes or so. still gusting to 30 miles per hour at the reagan national. 32 at andrews and the hagerstown. most of the rain is washin
across the mountains. we are looking to more showers that are developing in the deep south and the southeast u.s. across tennessee and mississippi. for the future cast we have the shower opportunities overnight and tomorrow morning. in the afternoon men the cold front passes another chance of the showers and the storms. highs near 80 and left over showers for saturday morning. after that a windy and a cooler day on sunday. 40 to the near 50. warmer in 60's monday. then maybe a sustained warmup after that. back to you. alison: thank you. leon: scott abraham checking in now. angel in the outfield story. >> i'm a believer in emotional powerful story in montgomery county. the high school baseball season is well underway in the
gaithersburg is one of the top squads in maryland. for trojan head coach, a day on the diamond has a different meaning. >> last spring, the gaithersburg baseball team one strike away. [cheering] the program claimed the first 4a state championship. >> culmination of a lot of things in our life. >> she was there. it was because of her. >> december of 2009. madison was born at almost 30 weeks going into heart failure. >> the first 48 hours she had four cardiac arrests. then things started to change. >> eight weeks later, madison died. >> she was a fighter. i think i was a fighter before. i'm a lot bigger of a fighter now than i was before. six years after madison passing this saturday, the gaithersburg baseball program putting on the first annual hope
tournament to honor and remember madison. but also, raise money for the american heart association. >> i was thinking in the off-season i really need to do something. it's something i have wanted to do for a while. is there i can't see her or hold her and i can't be there for her. i can do this. >> true angel in outfield. >> how many kids do you have? >> i have three kids. unfortunately one is not with us. >> you get once chance. >> with help from above. >> saturday's tournament for madison held at gaithersburg high school. the first game will begin at 9:00 a.m. powerful, emotional story. great family. >> you have to give it to them for being so strong. >> amazing. >> the influence it will have on the boys playing. >> well said. leon: gives them perspective. >> absolutely. heavy reason to play for. leon: good stuff. alison: thank you. coming up next -- a strike at the airport. what workers here and all across the nation
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alison: thousands of airport workers walked off the job today demanding better wages and better security. this is the scene this morning at ahair international airport in chicago. the protesting ranged from the baggage handlers and the wheelchair attendants to car mac workers -- tarmac worker. similar scene playing out at reagan national airport. john gonzalez talked to the striking workers to find out what they want to change. john: they walked off the job and they are picketing thousands of airports.
per hour. john: service workers including those who clean, security officers, baggage handlers and the checkpoint agent are demanding $15 an hour minimum page, paid sick leave and for some more safety training. >> you cannot do this base on what you expect to get from somebody's generosity. you have to live by your wages. john: other airline employees are forced to step in and help with things like wheelchair assistance. it is hard to tell in the nationwide work stoppage is going to have effect on many flights today by you can see there are already red on some of flights here at the reagan national airport. if you ask most airlines they will tell you the disruption should
on customers today. >> we weren't able to worry about the quality to get. experience of your flight. >> this was supposed to happen last week but because of the brussels attacks it was postponed. today the workers are using the attack mo make the point saying low wages and the high turnover threaten security. >> you know, you never want to hear anything going on at the airport. >> from abc7 news, this is a breaking news alert. leon: we are going to begin with the breaking news update after a shooting at a greyhound bus station in richmond. a state trooper with life threatening injuries. maureen: tonight abc7 confirms that the suspect is dead. jennifer donelan is tracking the breaking news for us now. jennifer: so this is the latest we veeved from the virginia state police who put out a new update. the latest update. i confirms that the suspect, the gunnan this case
man. let's get to what we know from the sources. this was a training exercise. virginia state police at the bus station conducting a training exercise. my sources explaining they were doing the real-life application of what they learn how to identify someone carrying drugses or how to identify somebody who might have a weapon. the trooper approached the man and officially the state police saying the trooper began talking to the male, the suspect pulled out a firearm and shot the trooper. we know from sources that man shot the trooper in the chest. that is why the trooper has grave injuries. transported to the hospital with the life threatening injuries. two troopers with nearby. they returned fire shooting the suspect. taken to the hospital. where he later died. two civilians wounded. eunderstand they have non-life threatening injuries. richard reeve is moments
leon: thank you. keep us posted. high-takes talks inside the washington convention center downtown. maureen: but outside a traffic alert for drivers and the metro riders. the nuclear security summit forcing station closures. >> tom roussey has the latest for us. you were moving slow last time we saw you. how is it looking now? >> tom: it got worse. we have gone a couple of miles. sometimes you have red and then dark red for real hi bad traffic? dark red day here on 11 street. show you the view from the front of the car. this is a red light and nothing is moving. you can see why. blocking the street. as soon as the jeep gets out of the way you will see. members of the u.s. army blocking the streets. this is causing the